This Week's Announcements

Greetings from St. Michael's

As a side note, before we begin our regularly scheduled eNews, we wanted you to be aware of and on the lookout for suspicious emails that come to you via email phishing/scammers.
From the Diocesan Update:
Good Afternoon,

This past week a parish in our diocese was targeted by a phishing scam. It appears someone used the parish's website to gather email addresses. It appears that most of the targeted email addresses were found in the parish newsletter, which was posted on the church's website.

The phishing scam involved sending an email in the name of the rector requesting funds for a person in the hospital. The scam used a fictitious gmail account that combined the Rector's name and the name of the church. 

Please be aware of this incident so you can be prepared if your parish is targeted.

In His Service,
Meaghan Keegan

Meditating For Success 

     You will find 'Meditating For Success' on our website under the 'Ministry' heading. The weekly Scripture verse will be posted there along with previous weeks. Memorization is really a preparation for meditation. As we meditate on Scripture, before going to sleep at night, we get the benefits and insights from the Word that God wants us to have. Our brain will work on it while we are sleeping. And in the morning, meditate before getting up. This powerful instruction from the Lord brings great spiritual results in our lives.
This week’s Scripture is from:

1 Thessalonians 5:8 
"But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

Bible Translation: English Standard Version (ESV)

This Week:
Thursday 2/14 7:00 PM Prayer meeting 
Saturday 2/16 9:30 AM St. Francis Mission ~498 Clinton Ave, Albany
                     11:00 AM Prayer Table~498 Clinton Ave, Albany

This Coming Sunday,  February 17th, is the Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany

Liturgical Calendar for Sunday Readings
click here:   Sunday  readings 

Sun 2/17         

  8:00 AM    Worship and Holy Communion 
10:00 AM    Worship and Holy Communion

Mon 2/18
  6:00 PM    Dwyer Hall Reserved (outside group/every Monday)

Tue 2/19   
  6:00 PM     Dwyer Hall Reserved (outside group/every Tuesday)

Thurs 2/21
  7:00 PM     Prayer Meeting


In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer Pray for the Anglican Church of Canada; The Most Revd Frederick Hiltz - Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. In our Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray daily For our Bishop and Growth in Every Parish; Bill our bishop; Dan our retired bishop; Karen, our deacon; Dan our rector:

13    Diocesan Commissions and Committees

14    St. Christopher’s, Cobleskill – The Rev’d Dr. Ellen C. Neufeld

15    The Rev’d Cn. Matt Stromberg on his birthday

16    St. George’s, Clifton Park –The Rev’d Elizabeth Papazoglakis, The Rev’d Tom Papazoglakis, The Rev’d Maureen Demler

17     St. Mark’s Church, Hoosick Falls – Lay Vicar John Hyde  

18    That every baptized person become an active disciple

19    Grace Church, Canton – The Rev’d Chuck Smith

20    St. Luke’s, Chatham – The Rev’d Brenda Nickles

21    Diocesan Council

22    Good Shepherd, Canajoharie – The Rev’d Virginia L. Ogden,  The Rev’d Neal Longe

23    The Rev’d Ted McConnell

24    Preparation for the Diocesan Convention (June 7-9)

St. Michael’s ‘Praise & Prayerline’ 
Whenever you would like prayer either for yourself or someone else, send an email to us at: .  Simply state your request, and we will send it - just as you word it - to others on our Praise & Prayerline.  This will add you as a future recipient of prayer requests made by others. You are invited to join us in intercessory prayer for others.

Members of St. Michael's

Ruth Smith                       Donald Smith         
Peg Barkley                     Clearice Harris                  Mark Pasko                     
Estelle Carson                 Leona Tripp                       Josh Unverhau                 
Annette Peer                   Doris Caulfield                   Walter Unverhau 
Ben Unverhau                 Sarge Groncki                   John Wolcott
Janet Lindemann             Marie Matsen                    Beryl Scrafford
Kim Holland                     Mary Pasko                       Carol Ridolfo

Anne B.                           Susan                                 

Friends & Family
(please contact the office about any of these people listed below so we may accurately keep their needs before the Lord with our intercessions)
Christine (Louise C.)                                    Refugees & others seeking safety (StM) 
Ray and family (Mary P.)                              Louise Franks (Susan B.) 
Cheryl (BM)                                                  Rachel,Dave & Pat H. (Anne B.)   
MaryAnne, Regina, Carol G., Kathy (DB)     Kyle, Carol, Jim, Markel, Nick & Families (KD)
Barb, Ray, Gail Harris (Diane B.)                  Egan, Karen, Jenny (LA)            
Sister Mary Angela (Sarge)                           Megan, Theresa, Jane, Paul, Bruce (Keimer’s)          
Jane Gottwald, Jake, Lexi (Malcolms)          Joan, Bill & Mom (NM)       
Jude Lasher (StM)                                         Liz Condon, Courtney Austin (Tim & April)

Janet Morales (Peg & Wes Barkley)             Ann C. (Susan)
Mona C., Leslie E. (Trant’s)                           Arlene J. (Connie D.)
Debbie M. (Connie D.)                                  Anne, Bob, Brittany & Christ (StM)       
Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Carol R.)                      Diane Kaufman Fredette (Mindy & Jim Jubert)

Jimmy  & Matt's friend (Linda B)                   Kyle & Hanna B. (NM) 
Linda B. (StM)                                               Hailey, Jacob & Emily B. (StM)   
Jen   (Linda B.)                                             John Bruschi, Patricia Matthews, John Rock

                                                                           (James K.)
For Debbie, suffering from cancer (Linda B)  Mike C. (JK)

Rolland & Heidi Baker Ministries, networks of churches & church-based orphan care in all 10 provinces in Mozambique (Sarge)
Sara Stein's mother: God's grace, healing ad peace - and correct diagnosis. (Trudy TS)

‚ÄčCollege Students
Carrie, Patrick, Kate, Elle, Josh, Jenette, Corynn, Caitlin, Jonathan

Relatives & Friends Serving Our Country
PFC Michael Benjamin, USMC & 2nd LT. Will Doynow, US Army
 Unverhau family friend
Maj. Mike Lasher, USAF & Maj. Amy Lasher USAF
  ~ April Austin’s Nephew & Niece
1st Lt. Andrew Bettinger, USAF
  ~ Lenore Bettinger
2nd LT. Zanette Gibson, USAF & PO 1st Class ET1. Gregory Seiler
  ~ Clearice Harris & Louise Ford's Niece & Nephew
Spc. Alex Gagnon - In Iraq
  ~ Malcolm family friend
SSgt Ortega
  ~ The Malcolm Family
Our Supported Ministries
The People of Brookdale
Our Daughters Of The King
The Sisters of St. Mary
St. Francis’ Mission
Oaks Of Righteousness
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center

Your demonstration of God’s love is immeasurable!


1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of each month 
9:30 meet and help prepare & serve lunch
11:00 gather at the Prayer Table and Greet Visitors
Inquire if they would like prayer for someone or something 

There is always a need for socks. It is a joy to give a new pair of socks to someone who is without. Thank you for donating socks to this ministry. Socks may be placed in the bin in the church narthex.
Albany County Nursing Home residents love small blankets & prayer shawls. St. Peter’s NICU newborns need small, soft, warm caps. Hand-made items, knitting & crochet supplies donated to this ministry are appreciated. Thank you for leaving them in the 'Knitting Bin' in the church narthex. 
On the 1st Sunday each month at 3:45 & help with serving dinner.
Travel size toiletries are perfect for Mission Guests.

A word about Church Office Hours...Father Dan Jones is also available during times that the office is not staffed. You may reach him by email, or phone the rectory518-456-4850, and leave a message for him including your call back number.
49 Killean Park, Albany, NY 12205
St. Michael's Episcopal Church

   February 2019